|Certified Criminal Law Specialist, State Bar of
California, Board of Legal Specialization
Alec Rose, an Experienced Los Angeles Defense Lawyer for “Re-Housed Teacher” or “Teacher Jail” misconduct accusations
Mr. Rose’s entire career has been focused on aggressively representing clients
charged with serious crimes or misconduct, such as school teachers removed from their classrooms and placed in the administrative “Teacher Jail” based on accusations of misconduct. Such teachers may wait for months with little support and no information about the status of their situation, often losing hope for their careers or reputations.
His experience and excellence in defending accusations such as these have resulted in many teachers returning to their classrooms with no disciplinary actions taken, and no loss of pay. Mr. Rose is experienced in every aspect of this process, and has defended teachers accused of misconduct ranging from inappropriate statements to assault, sexual assualt, and sexual misconduct involving minors and students. Mr. Rose’s expertise in defending professionals accused of sexual misconduct in both criminal and administrative matters led to Court TV selecting him as a frequent guest commentator
during the Michael Jackson trial. He has also been recognized
and quoted for his expertise in the area of sexual misconduct defense by
Los Angeles area legal publications such as the Daily Journal,
California newspapers such as the Los Angeles Times, and even entertainment
publications such as US Weekly.
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When you need an attorney who
is willing to fight aggressively to protect your career, your freedom and your
reputation. Having experienced counsel really counts.
Few situations can be as devastating
to a teacher as being removed from his or her classroom under the shadow of an accusation of misconduct. Many teachers hear of rumors circulating at their school and fear their reputations will be ruined no matter what the outcome. These humiliating accusations can accompany a simultaneous criminal investigation or criminal arrest, even without
corroborating evidence, forensic evidence, or even ample reason to doubt the accuser’s motives.A teacher may face a difficult decision to answer questions, risking self-incrimination, or remaining silent, risking disciplinary action or firing by the district.
LAUSD disciplinary procedures involve questioning by educational leaders and operations personnel. Teachers who refuse to cooperate or answer risk additional disciplinary action. The resultscan include critical Conference Memos being placed in a teacher’s file, Notice of Unsatisfactory Act, Notice of Suspension, or Dismissal from employment for violations of Education Code Sec. 44932.
LAUSD and other school districts have received criticism, official investigations, and even lawsuits for alleged failures to enforce existing laws, to adequately investigate and discipline teachers, and failing to act quickly to protect children. As a result, all districts, including LAUSD, have adopted more complex investigatory and disciplinary systems. These procedures result in teachers being placed in “Teacher Jail” for months or even entire school years, with minimal information about the status of the matter, or even the nature of the accusations.
Principals and Operations personnel range significantly in their levels of experience and aggressiveness in these investigations. While many take every effort to treat the accused teacher respectfully, others are openly hostile or adversarial. Many teachers fear that an administrator or principal with whom they have a poor relationship will use the investigation process to retaliate or settle other disputes. Some teachers are shocked to be aggressively questioned by a principal whom they previously trusted completely to be supportive.
Teachers often feel powerless to fight accusations. Some believe they should simply resign in the face of the accusation, rather than face the stress and humiliation of languishing in “Teacher Jail.” Alec Rose works to give his clients hope for their careers by assisting them in responding to questions, rebutting critical memos, fighting against Notices of Unsatisfactory Act or Service, suspensions, or dismissals from employment.
Mr. Rose has assisted teachers with responding to both school district and criminal investigations or prosecutions. The need to respond to multiple investigations can be confusing, stressful, and complicated.
If you believe you are being
investigated for misconduct as a teacher, and are being or could be sent to “Teacher Jail” as a re-housed teacher in LAUSD, you need an experienced lawyer you can trust.
Most of these accusations occur without witnesses, or the re-housed teacher is informed that un-named students have accused the teacher of unspecified misconduct, which resulted in the teacher being assigned to “Teacher Jail.” Such re-housed teachers must plan a defense with little knowledge of the substance of the accusation.
Why hire Alec Rose, a Certified
Criminal Law Specialist?
His career focus has been on
aggressively representing clients charged with serious crimes or misconduct, such
as teacher misconduct, Notice of Unsatisfactory Act or Service, Title IX violations, date rape (also referred to as “acquaintance
rape”), sexual battery, and sexual harassment. His experience
and excellence in defending these cases led to Court TV selecting
him as a frequent guest commentator during the Michael Jackson
trial. Mr. Rose has also been recognized and quoted for his
expertise in the area of date rape defense by Los Angeles area
legal publications such as the Daily Journal, newspapers such as the
Los Angeles Times, and even entertainment publications such as US
Teacher misconduct or re-housed teacher cases involve special procedures, markedly different from traditional cases heard in court. Rules of evidence do not apply, and there is no right to refuse to answer questions, or even to confront accusers. The LAUSD procedures allow for evidence to be considered that would not be admitted in criminal or civil court proceedings against the accused. You will not be able to directly question the accuser, and you may not have access to evidence being used against you. “Fresh Complaints” which may merely
consist of the same groundless accusations against you repeated
again and again, are considered by the District. Allegations by other people
of “other misconduct”, or even disciplinary matters that the teacher believed to be long since settled, may be admitted to prove your guilt, even
if these “charges” were never reported, never investigated, and
never prosecuted! In these types of case, you need an attorney who has experience in
responding to these strategies so that you still have a chance to
win a fair trial. This is where experienced counsel really counts!
Mr. Rose has a reputation for taking
on difficult cases and has defended clients that other
attorneys believed had hopeless cases. He is not afraid of LAUSD administrative procedures, aggressive investigators, vindictive accusers, or hostile administrators. He has represented clients
who were accused by multiple people of serious misconduct. He has
represented clients charged with some of the most serious and
complex teacher misconduct cases in Southern California. He has
produced results that have saved lives, careers, and families. He is
skilled in taking every effort to assure that you will give a fair hearing to your
side of the evidence and consider the potential for false
accusations. He brings a level of assured experience in fighting for
clients that few attorneys can match. He believes that
every client deserves the best possible, most creative defense.
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What Makes Mr. Rose successful in
defending those accused of teacher misconduct or being assigned to the LAUSD “Teacher Jail”?
He believes that the following
characteristics of his practice are especially suited to defending
clients charged with sexual crimes:
- Proven Results—He has
defended many credentialed teachers in many school districts in the Los Angeles area with a variety of discipline systems. Mr. Rose prepares the client to respond effectively to questions, and to rebut critical memos in writing. Some of his cases
have made news headlines, and he has presented his
client’s side of the matter to the media effectively and
ethically when such publicity could not be avoided.
- Personal Attention to each
Client—If you call Mr. Rose about your case, you will speak to
Mr. Rose. If you hire him, he will personally be your
defense lawyer. There are no subcontractor attorneys, and no
“Case Managers” to shield Mr. Rose from providing you his
own time and experience. Mr. Rose personally respects your
reputation, your freedom, and your decision to hire the best
counsel you can for your case.
- Effective Case Preparation—You
need an attorney who fully understands how to present your case
in the best possible way. Even if your ultimate aim is to settle
the case, you will only get a good settlement if the district believes you are prepared to effectively try your case.
examples of devastating and seemingly insurmountable evidence
can be overcome by careful and creative case preparation by a
lawyer who has fought similar cases before. Mr. Rose has
defended cases in Southern California like these, and
he has helped clients show their innocence and avoid
disciplinary actions, arrests, or convictions, even with alleged corroborating evidence.
- Experience with defending criminal accusations, restraining orders, and LAUSD or other district discipline simultaneously. A teacher accused of improper contact with a s student may have to defend against a criminal charge at the same time. These simultaneous processes pose complex risks. Mr. Rose has experience with simultaneously defending a client in criminal, school district, and civil court venues all at once.
- Expertise, Legal Knowledge, and
Excellence—The State Bar of California has only recognized a
few hundred of its many thousands of members as Certified
Specialists in Criminal Law. Mr. Rose is proud to be one of
those attorneys. Consider the certification requirements.
California certified specialists must pass a written examination
in their specialty field, demonstrate a high level of expertise
and experience in their field, fulfill ongoing education
requirements, and undergo an evaluation process by other
attorneys and judges familiar with their work.
- Effective Strategies to Avoid or
Minimize Charges Before a Case is Filed—Many times, a person
becomes aware that an investigation exists before a district discipline procedure, “Teacher Jail” assignment, arrest or
case filing. If charges can be avoided or minimized, you will
have the best chance of avoiding higher costs, publicity, or the
expense of disrupting your career or being arrested or subjected to a restraining order. This can be the most beneficial time to
hire an experienced attorney. With Mr. Rose’s help, you can
consider strategies that may help you ultimately win the case.
If you are charged or under investigation, Mr. Rose will devise
a plan of action to develop evidence of your innocence or gather
documentation of your accuser’s motives for potentially
falsifying an accusation. Many people are more willing to come
forward before the district or the police charge you. The sooner you plan for
your defense, the more effective it can be.
- For more information about how
Alec Rose can assist you in defending you and yoru career in a “Teacher Jail” or re-housed teacher situation in LAUSD or any other school district in the Los Angeles,
California, please call him at (310)877-5398.
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More Lawyer Links
Read the official LAUSD “Re-Housed Teacher” (“Teacher Jail”) policy here
This is the official policy bulletin, BUL-5813.0, in which the Deputy Superintendent of Operations announced the policy.
Read Education Code Sec. 44932, defining the grounds for firing of teachers in California here In California, a permanently employed teacher can only be fired for the causes listed in this statute.
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